Sunday, March 18, 2012
It was so warm yesterday that I had to hose off Shad after our ride - he was sweating like crazy. Marie was over, getting a shoe put on her mare and told us we weren't fox hunters cuz our ride was too short! Guess we gotta work on that fitness thing.
I plied up the Corriedale singles and it looks like it's going to be a lovely two ply laceweight. I will wash it today and see how it looks. Now working on my first three ply - it's a lb of alpaca/merino and so far shaping up to look pretty nice. I am pleased. I did a bunch on it yesterday, but it's going to take several days of work.
Still working on the Motheye shawl for Jen - it's going to be spectacular!
Last night, I made my first ever wine reduction sauce. I put in 1 1/2 c of red wine, cooked it down, added some blackberry preserves, a little bit of chili powder and 3 T of butter, whisked it until smooth and served with pork chops. Yummy! Not too shabby for a first time!
And reviewed some stuff for my class. What a busy gal am I!
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Stuff to spin. From a Ravelry swap. My swap partner send me this awesome package full of gorgeous fiber! Check out her etsy store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/SpinningMoonFarm
The fiber is all luscious, light and airy. Will have to post some pics of the finished yarn once I get some done!
Monday, March 12, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
How did the background on my blog turn into pink birds? Very strange.
Some knitting. This is a shawl knit out of handspun laceweight yarn. Not my handspun, I am not that consistent yet. I am tickled pink with it. (maybe that's the answer to the pink mystery?)
This is a pair of i-phone snaps back on the watershed. I am going to try to get snaps every day and see how things change over time. Might be cool.